Hannelore Hanover is impressive winner in Great Northeast Series

Wilkes-Barre, PA — Hannelore Hanover, the 2017 Horse of the Year, got career victory No. 44 on Saturday (June 29) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono when she powered to a 1:52.2 win over a track labeled “good” in a $75,000 leg of the Great Northeast Open Series for trotters.

Hannelore Hanover powered to a 1:52.2 win in a $75,000 leg of the Great Northeast Open Series for trotters. Curtis Salonick photo.

Rich And Miserable was second and Tight Lines was third.

Rich And Miserable, who entered Saturday’s contest with a six-race win streak, took the lead on the first turn but driver Yannick Gingras pointed Hannelore Hanover to the front after the field reached the opening quarter in :27.2. Hannelore Hanover was on top at the half and unthreatened the rest of the way, besting Rich And Miserable by 1-3/4 lengths at the wire.

A 7-year-old mare, Hannelore Hanover has won two of four races this season and 44 of 75 in her career. The Ron Burke-trained daughter of Swan For All-High Sobriety has earned $2.89 million lifetime. She is owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Frank Baldachino, and J&T Silva Stables.

Hannelore Hanover, the 2-5 favorite, paid $2.80 to win.

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